Summary

Harry Barnett, a middle-aged failure, leads a shabby existence. He is reduced to caretaking a friend's villa on the island of Rhodes and working in a bar to earn his keep. Then a guest at the villa - a young woman he had instantly warmed to - disappears on a mountain peak. Under suspicion of her murder, Harry becomes obsessed by the mystery that has changed his life and begins to trace back the movements and encounters that led to the moment where she vanished into the blue.
©1990 Robert and Vaunda Goddard (P)2012 Audible Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Poppey on 16-05-13

Brilliant

Couldn't put this one down; From Greece to UK and back again; riveting. Good storyline. Great narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rosemary White on 10-03-13

A mystery sustained right to the last...

The blue seas and rocky hillsides of "Into The Blue" are atmospheric enough to give a real taste of the Greek Isles after the clear but not long descriptions.



There are enough red herrings to keep you guessing as to the culprit and the motive of the disappearance. At one point I was saying in my head to Harry Barnett, "Don't say it, don't say it." but of course he did and that made me really annoyed with him, which goes to show how involved I had become!



This is a fairly long book which requires a bit of concentration. There's lots of subtle plot machinations and there were a few surprises as well as a couple of predictable outcomes but these are not revealed until the very end.



If you want a good mystery, you'll find this book thoroughly enjoyable and worth listening to.

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4 out of 5 stars
By John S. on 22-08-13

This is a L-O-N-G book!

I was hooked by the audio narration early on, as well as Harry's likeable-schmuck-in-a-fix persona. Rhodes setting proved a strong start, with Inspector Melteades being a character I'd hoped to see more of (spoiler: we don't). I won't say the story gets "bogged down" in the middle, rather that so much happens that I had trouble keeping straight who was who; so, I paused partway through, coming back to the book after several days away. I'd say that helped as the tension escalates in the final third of the book. Strong finish with a surprise twist - at least I would never have seen it coming!

Definitely recommended, even with the complicated plotline making the story a bit of a chore to get through at times.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anniebligh on 04-10-12

Thumping Good Listen

Won the 'W H Smith Thumping Good Read Award' in 1990 for this story
First of three books about Harry.

The second is 'Out of the Sun'
'Never go Back; is the third (not yet available through Audible)

And yes it is a good story. 22 years later it is still a good yarn. And well read by Paul Shelly.

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9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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